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Amazon Studios Acquires Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett

August 7, 2017

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Amazon Studios has acquired LUCY AND DESI, an upcoming biopic written by Aaron Sorking from Escape Artists and starring Cate Blanchett as TV’s pioneering star Lucille Ball.

According to Deadline, Javier Badem is one of the names being eyed to play Ball’s former husband Desi Arnaz. The project will center on Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnad. She eloped with the Cuban bandleader in 1940, and the two created the massively successful sitcom “I Love Lucy” in 1951 through their Desliu Productions. She won four Emmys for that role.

Lucy and Desi also involves the two children from the marriage– Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr.– and includes rights to the use of memoirs written by Ball and Arnaz.

Escape Artists Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce.

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